"Peggy Sue" as written by and John Lennon....
If you knew Peggy Sue
Then you'd know why I feel blue without Peggy
My Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Oh how my heart yearns for you
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal and I need you Peggy Sue

I love you Peggy Sue
With a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal yes I need you Peggy Sue

I love you Peggy Sue
With a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you gal, and I want you Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal and I want you Peggy Sue


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"Peggy Sue" as written by Jerry Allison Buddy Holly

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    General Commentwhat a great song!!!!
    poohblueskyon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:D awesome!!!
    tweedledumon May 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI dont think I can listen to one Buddy Holly song and not feel completely re engergized after, lol.
    Thunderbirdon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI dont think I can listen to one Buddy Holly song and not feel completely re engergized after, lol.
    Thunderbirdon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was originally called "Cindy Lou" and Buddy wrote it about his girlfriend of five years. After they split up, he changed the name so that he would not miss out on a great tune to play.
    some1_named_no_1on January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this. That whole era is filled with great music.
    kmk_natashaon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBuddy's girlfriend's name was Echo; his niece's name was Cindy. Here's more behind this song
    from buddyhollyonline.com/…:

    "Originally with a Calypso beat, Buddy penned 'Cindy Lou' for his niece of the same name. Drummer J.I. Allison was dating 'Peggy Sue Gerron' and they had just had an argument. Figuring a song named after her would impress her, J.I. asked if the title could be changed. Buddy daringly bet that if J.I. could drum the whole song doing 'paradiddles' (the fast beat) that he would change the song. Buddy didn't expect he could, but J.I. did and the song (and rock & roll) was forever changed."

    What a fabulous song. I love the beyond-famous instrumental break!
    she_sayson March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPeggy Sue is a real person though. I saw her being interviewed with Donna Ludwig (Valens's girlfriend).
    ScottishMindseton January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song was originally called "Cindy Lou", and was named for Buddy's niece, the daughter of his sister Pat Holley Kaiter. The title was later changed to "Peggy Sue" in reference to Crickets drummer Jerry Allison's girlfriend (and future wife), Peggy Sue Gerron, with whom he had recently had a temporary breakup.
    shanshanshabangon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSORRY YOU ARE ALL WRONG! AFTER MUCH RESEARCH I FIGURED OUT.......The song title was originally titled Cindy Lou, but The drummer of Holly's Band The Crickets, Jerry Allison, asked him if he could change the song to "Peggy Sue" in honor of his future wife!
    dannyslittlebro9on March 09, 2008   Link

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